The answers for all exercises can be found in Section A.10.
The Professor has to read a log file that looks like:
Gilligan: 1 coconut Skipper: 3 coconuts Gilligan: 1 banana Ginger: 2 papayas Professor: 3 coconuts MaryAnn: 2 papayas ...
He wants to write a series of files, called gilligan.info, maryann.info, and so on. Each file should contain all the lines that begin with that name. (Names are always delimited by the trailing colon.) At the end, gilligan.info should start with:
Gilligan: 1 coconut Gilligan: 1 banana
Now the log file is large, and the coconut-powered computer is not very fast, so he wants to process the input file in one pass and write all output files in parallel. How does he do it?
Hint: Use a hash, keyed by the castaway name, holding IO::File objects for each output file. Create them as necessary.